Resources on Labour migration in Arab States

  1. © ILO 2021

    Lebanon Minister of Labour visits ILO for talks on new government decent work priorities

    02 November 2021

    Lebanon’s newly appointed Minister of Labour has met with ILO Regional Director for the Arab States Dr. Ruba Jaradat to outline cooperation on the ILO’s Decent Work Agenda.

  2. Lessons Learned Part 2: Recruitment

    09 October 2021

    This document describes the lessons learned by the Work in Freedom programme on recruitment of migrant workers. This compilation was preceded by an earlier edition of Lessons Learned in October 2017, followed by another one in February 2019. This new edition focuses particularly on recruitment of migrant workers. It lists and describes the nature of both conventional and non-conventional interventions and reviews some of the assumptions behind the rationale for these interventions.

  3. Lessons Learned Part 1: Outreach to migrant women in areas of origin

    09 October 2021

    This document describes the lessons learned by the Work in Freedom programme on outreach to migrant women in areas where they migrate from. This compilation was preceded by an earlier edition of Lessons Learned in October 2017, followed by another one in February 2019. The findings are important to inform Governments, donors and civil society groups on their policies regarding the protection of migrant women, safe migration, pre-departure training and orientation and more.

  4. © ILO 2021

    Speech of Dr. Ruba Jaradat, ILO Regional Director for Arab States at the 47th Arab Labour Conference

    05 September 2021

    The speech highlights the need for a multi-pronged strategy in the Arab States region to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  5. © ILO/A.Khemka 2021

    UN Network on Migration for Arab States marks World Day against Trafficking in Persons

    30 July 2021

    The network calls on states in the region to take urgent action to combat trafficking in persons and identify, protect, and assist victims of human trafficking.

  6. Webinar: Migrant domestic workers before Lebanon's courts

    02 April 2021

    The ILO and Legal Agenda held a webinar on 30 March, 2021 to discuss the findings of the report "The Labyrinth of justice: Migrant domestic workers before Lebanon’s courts.”

  7. The Labyrinth of justice: Migrant domestic workers before Lebanon’s courts

    29 March 2021

  8. Impact of COVID-19 on Migrants and Refugees in the Arab Region - Policy Brief

    18 December 2020

    Migrants and refugees are among the social groups most impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, and are suffering disproportionately from its social and economic consequences.

  9. Impact of COVID-19 on Migrants and Refugees in the Arab Region - Technical Paper

    18 December 2020

    This paper focuses on the impact of the pandemic on specific groups, namely women, children and refugees.

  10. Ethical Reporting on Labour Migration in the Arab States

    18 December 2020

    Three actions to take today.